Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art
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A Semester in Door Tags, Part 2
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A Beginner’s Guide to a Successful Resume
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Reflections on my Admissions Interview
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50 Things I Learned in College
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The Pillow Family Goes Abroad!
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Freshman Housing: Ins And Outs
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Four Tips for Finishing Your Senior Year in High School
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Pre-College Program: String Chamber Music
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5 Reasons to Live in Southside as an Upperclassman

My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art

by Valev Laube, Class of 2018 I am an Estonian-born graphic designer, digital artist, and musician. I’m an alumnus of the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy, and a current student of the University of Rochester. My works have been exhibited in the United States and Canada. My most recent projects include a music video for the Estonian-Finnish indie-pop[…]

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A Semester in Door Tags, Part 2

Read Part 1! Spring semester has come to an end, and as I am preparing to move out of my freshman dorm, I can’t help but to mull over my first year here at the University of Rochester. Spring semester, briefly described, was a whirlwind; I honestly feel that it was only yesterday that I moved[…]

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A Beginner’s Guide to a Successful Resume

One of the most important steps in finding any internship or job is to have a strong resume. Your resume tells potential employers about past job experience, academic knowledge and your career interests. However, building a concise and effective resume can be difficult, especially if this is your first time. Here are a couple of[…]

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Reflections on my Admissions Interview

I have been thinking about how just a little over a year ago, I was accepted to the University of Rochester and made plans to visit the campus in the spring. The admissions process had been stressful, but what I had found most difficult was the fact that I wanted to make a good impression[…]

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50 Things I Learned in College

In October 2013, I wrote my first blog post for the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions. I’d been a Rochester student for just over a month and was still acclimating to campus, establishing friendships, deciding what to major in, and finding out what it meant to be a Rochester student. Since then, I have[…]

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The Pillow Family Goes Abroad!

As an extension to my annual blog posts about my family visits for Meliora Weekend, here is the story of my family’s visit to London, England! My family visited during my midterm week and spring break weekend, and during their spring breaks from high school and work. We had an absolutely beautiful week weather-wise and[…]

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Freshman Housing: Ins And Outs

For the first two years of college at Rochester, you are required to stay on campus. As a freshman, this is either in one of the four buildings on the Freshman Quad (the Quad), or one of the four wings of Susan B. Anthony Halls (Sue B.). So, to help you get acquainted with your[…]

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Four Tips for Finishing Your Senior Year in High School

It’s April and that senioritis is starting to kick in. We’ve all felt it—the readiness for something new, the laziness, the apparent inability to do anything productive. Yet AP exams are right around the corner and those last papers and tests need to be finished up in order to graduate. Soon you’ll be getting your graduation[…]

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Pre-College Program: String Chamber Music

Hi, everyone! My name is Joan Kinsella, and I’m an instructor for the Pre-College Programs. I’m a cellist teacher and performer. I’ve been a chamber musician and orchestral player in upstate New York for years. Recent performances include WXXI’s “Live from Hochstein” broadcast, SUNY Brockport Fine Art Series, and shows with artists including Idina Menzel, Josh[…]

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5 Reasons to Live in Southside as an Upperclassman

As a rising senior, the Residential Life website suggests that all doors are wide open: I may live in the fancy new apartment complex that is Brooks Crossing, or the much-praised Riverview Apartments on the other side of the Genesee River. Thus, on Monday morning, when the housing lottery opens to seniors, I will select[…]

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